2024 Global Women's Breakfast Hosted by NCKU, Focusing on Inclusivity and Diversity in the Scientific Community-國立成功大學永續發展SDGs

2024 Global Women's Breakfast Hosted by NCKU, Focusing on  Inclusivity and Diversity in the Scientific Community

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2024 Global Women's Breakfast Hosted by NCKU, Focusing on Inclusivity and Diversity in the Scientific Community

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The Global Women's Breakfast (GWB), initiated by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), is an annual event in the global chemistry community. This year (2024), on February 27,  the event took place at the Future Venue of National Cheng Kung University, organized by the Department of Chemistry in collaboration with the Chemical Society Located in Taipei and the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology. Participants from 77 countries and over 30,000 individuals joined the online exchange.


Prof. Mary Garson, the initiator of IUPAC GWB, stated during her address that the annual theme for GWB is "Catalyzing Diversity in Science." The focus is on inclusivity and encouraging diverse voices and perspectives, breaking barriers based on gender, academic hierarchy, or scientific field. Science is a journey in pursuit of truth, and this journey requires the participation of talents from diverse backgrounds and expertise. Breaking restrictions and biases to provide opportunities for everyone to showcase their talents is crucial for the development of the scientific community and society as a whole.


The event featured four keynote speeches under the theme of "Catalyzing Diversity in Science," inviting distinguished speakers from the education sector, academia, and industry to share their life experiences and professional achievements. Topics included "Challenges and Reflections on Self-Challenge in Making Science Inquiry Ubiquitous" by Ms. Zhenyi Wu, a nature and bilingual teacher at Fuxing Elementary School in Tainan. Prof. Liyu Fu, Director of the Center for Indigenous Science Development at National Tsing Hua University, presented "The Road of Go Go Giwas: Research and Promotion of Indigenous Science Education," sharing her efforts over more than 20 years in promoting indigenous science education. Dr. Yukie Chen, Director of the Operations and Management Division at LCY Group, discussed "Race to Zero: the Journey to Net Zero in Business," sharing the challenges faced in the industrial sector in balancing business competitiveness and achieving carbon neutrality. Prof. Shun-Fen Tzeng, currently teaching at the Department of Life Sciences at NCKU and serving as the Vice Executive Vice President of the Research and Development Office at NCKU, presented "Crossing Boundaries: An Adventurous Journey through Neuroscience," sharing her extensive research and interdisciplinary collaboration experiences in the field of neuroscience.


Additionally, the event included a sharing session by participants of the "Jia-li Wu Female Chemist Career Development Award" program. Participants expressed gratitude to Professor Jia-li Wu for her generous support of the program and Professor Xian-zheng Zeng for his donation to the project. Through the Mentor-Mentee system proposed during the event, participants emphasized the importance of a diverse channel for the transmission of experiences, not only in terms of professional advice or career development but also in psychological and emotional communication and support. This sharing process allowed the organizers to further optimize the program's implementation process, with the hope of exerting a more extensive influence and assisting more female scientists in advancing towards their dreams.
 

NCKU hosted the 2024 Global Women Scientists' Breakfast. The photo depicts a group picture of physical attendees.

Prof. Mary Garson, the initiator of IUPAC GWB, explains the significance of the annual theme "Catalyzing Diversity in Science."

Donor of the grant program, Professor Xian-zheng Zeng.

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